July 14, 2010
This week, we highlight promising physical activity programs for school children, as well as adults with disabilities:
Conflict resolution, physical activity drive playground program (Source: The Meadville Tribune) Description of the Peaceful Playground program, designed to increase physical activity and decrease bullying during recess.
Disabilities are no hurdle to exercise (Source: Delaware Online) Examples of successful physical activity programs for adults with disabilities.
Do you have experience with similar programs in your community? Share your tips for success!
July 2, 2010
This week’s articles include a discussion on ‘fitness vs. fatness’ and a description of how a museum is being used to promote physical activity:
Can you be fat and fit? More health experts say yes (Source: NPR) A cardiologist asks physicians to explore beyond BMI.
Children’s Museum’s exercise program promotes healthy living (Source: Star News Online) Children’s museum in Wilmington offers weekly physical activity classes.
Where do you stand on the fitness vs. fatness debate? Weigh in below (pun intended).
June 28, 2010
This week, we highlight research and policy approaches to increasing physical activity in schools:
Strickland signs child obesity bill (Source: FallsNewsPress.com) Ohio enacts new law regarding nutrition and physical activity at school, in an effort to combat childhood obesity.
Reinventing phys ed for middle schoolers (Source: The Orange County Register) Promising results from a nutrition and physical activity intervention study among 42 middle schools.
How can the barriers to physical activity be effectively surmounted in the school setting?